Greek Navy Minesweeper Damaged After Cargo Ship Collision

Associated Press – Greece’s coast guard says a Greek navy minesweeper and a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship have collided outside the country’s main port of Piraeus, leaving two navy crew slightly injured and prompting the evacuation of the severely damaged military vessel.

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Turkish submarines surrounded by Greek military blared with ear piercing frequencies & Beatles song

Greek City Times – In previous days, the episode between the Greek Limnos frigate and the Turkish Kemal Reis frigate were broadcast to the world, as were the air confrontations between Greek and Turkish jets, but lesser known is what has been happening underwater with Turkish submarines in Greek maritime space.

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Aegean Tensions: Turkish submarine had difficult night surrounded by Greek helicopter & stealth submarine

Greek City Times – There is undeniable superiority of Greek submarines over the Turkish ones, something that the Turkish lieutenant commander of the “Type 209” submarine, of older technology and German construction, discovered.

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After collision, Athens plans next steps

Ekathimarini – Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos on Tuesday congratulated the captain of the Greek frigate Limnos that accidentally collided with a Turkish ship during a standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean last week and indicated that Greece is prepared to hold talks with Turkey on the condition that it withdraws its warships and seismic research vessels from the area of the Greek continental shelf. 

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Greece – Hellenic Army Detected the Infiltration of a Turkish Submarine in the Strait of Kafireas

International Security and Conflict Research – A Turkish submarine, Type-209 was located and pursued by Greek anti-submarine helicopters last night in the area of Cape Kafireas in Evia, a few miles off the coast of Attica.

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See maps and images from Greece’s impressive joint military exercise with France

Greek City Times – A map of the Greek-French joint military exercises held today in the sea area the Eastern Mediterranean, including the area where Turkey has committed illegal naval maneuvers, has been published by Proto Thema.

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Greek military put on high alert as tensions with Turkey rise

Guardian – Greece has placed its military forces on high alert, recalling its naval and air force offers from holiday, as tensions with Turkey over exploration of potentially lucrative offshore energy reserves escalate in the eastern Mediterranean.

Greek Parliament Approved Several Programs For The Hellenic Navy

Naval News – During a Greek parliamentary session on May 2, 2020, the special standing committee on armament programs and contracts validated several programs for the Hellenic Navy.

Greek Navy – France to Sell Frigates to Greece in Controversial Deal

Der Spiegel – Berlin is unhappy about a weapons deal in which France plans to supply warships to highly indebted Greece free of charge for the first five years, and at a big discount when payment comes due. Firms and politicians in Germany say taxpayers may end up paying for part of the deal, and they want Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene.

Greek Navy – The Submarine Deals That Helped Sink Greece

Wall Street JournalThe Submarine Deals That Helped Sink Greece

Greece’s military deals illustrate how Germany and other creditors have in some ways benefited from Greece’s profligacy, and how that is coming back to haunt them.

Greek Navy – German and Greek Tiff Over Submarines

Defense Technology InternationalGerman and Greek Tiff Over Submarines

Germany and Greece are having words over the decision early this week by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft (HDW) GmbH, the ThyssenKrupp (TKMS) unit that makes Germany’s non-nuclear submarines, to cancel two submarine contracts with the Greek Defense Ministry because it has not been paid €524 million euros ($765 million dollars) … even though the submarines are ready for delivery.

Greek Navy – Greek frigate to leave for Lebanon soon

Xinhua – The Greek government announced on Wednesday that a fully-staffed Hellenic Navy frigate will depart over the next few days in order to participate in an international peacekeeping force for south Lebanon.

Greek Navy – Greek navy on Olympic patrols for 'suspicious' ships

Associated Press – Dozens of Greek Navy vessels have started patrolling the country’s coastal waters as part of a two-layer security zone to protect the Olympic Games, with NATO warships due to keep watch further out to sea, a naval official said Wednesday.